[ubuntu-uk] Gnome 3 with a docking station

Simon Greenwood sfgreenwood at gmail.com
Fri Apr 28 18:17:01 UTC 2017

On 28 April 2017 at 18:13, Jim Price <d1version at hotmail.com> wrote:

> On 27/04/17 18:36, Simon Greenwood wrote:
>> I've switched my primary laptop Xubuntu install to Gnome 3 what with all
>> this sudden interest in it and I'm quite pleased with how it all hangs
>> together, especially with the availability of extensions. There is one
>> tweak or extension that I haven't found yet: I frequently plug my laptop
>> into a docking station on my desk and Gnome automatically detects all the
>> connected displays but I would like to tell it to switch off my laptop
>> display and just use my desktop monitors. I currently do this with arandr
>> and that works well, but you know, laziness.  Any idea where this could be
>> managed?
> It sounds to me like a udev script would be the sort of thing to achieve
> that. A google for udev laptop dock script along with your make and model
> of laptop might turn up something useful.
> --
> JimP

​Ah, this page in the wiki gives examples:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LaptopLidAndDockScripts​ so I will have a
play to find the state of my dock (it's a Clevo N350DW from PCSpecialist
for reference). I had an idea of what I was looking for but wasn't sure
where it would be.

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